GREENVILLE — Wright State downed East Carolina 12-4 on Saturday in the Keith LeClair Classic to improve to 2-0 in the event.
Part two of suspended game ends on walk-off single
The Pirates completed a suspended game from Friday with a 7-6 win in 10 innings over Utah before taking on the Raiders.
Utah downed Western Carolina 14-0 in Saturday’s first game.
ECU (7-4) opened the bottom of the 10th against the Utes with a double down the right field line by Alec Burleson, who was then lifted for pinch runner Christian Jayne. Jake Washer walked and Ryder Giles was intentionally walked before a single up the middle by Dusty Baker brought in Jayne with the game-ending run.
Play was suspended due to rain Friday in the middle of the sixth inning with the score tied at 4. ECU took a 6-4 lead in the seventh on an RBI bunt by Baker and a run-scoring single by Lane Hoover.
Chandler Anderson hit a score-tying 2-run homer for Utah (4-5) in the eighth.
Evan Voliva (2-1) got the win for ECU, going the final two and one-third innings without allowing a hit or a run while striking out three.
Wright State has right stuff
Justin McConnell’s two-run double highlighted a 4-run second inning for Wright State (4-3). Alex Alders drove in a run with a double in the fifth to give the Raiders a 5-0 lead.
Peyton Burdick and Tyler Black each had two RBIs as Wright State scored six times in the seventh inning to lead 11-1.
Giles went 2-for-3 for the Pirates. Bryson Worrell, Burleson and Jayne had RBIs in the setback.
Wright State also has wins at Ole Miss and Oklahoma State this season.
Utah meets Wright State today at 10 a.m. and ECU plays Western Carolina (5-4) at 1:30 p.m.